The unit covers assembling prefabricated/formed components using a range of joining techniques.  This unit applies to production assembly of pre-fabricated/formed components. Applications of this unit may include manufacture of white goods, appliances, electrical cabinets, metal furniture, cladding and shelving, box trailer bodies, ductwork and other sheet and plate assemblies.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


MEM18001C - Use hand tools

MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operations


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each competency unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - reading, interpreting and following written job sheets, instructions, standard operating procedures and other applicable reference documents; - checking and clarifying routine familiar information; - selecting and using specified assembly equipment and tools; - following sequence of operations; - joining the components/fabrications correctly and safely using appropriate techniques; - testing and checking assembled products for compliance with specifications; - handling and storing components, fabrications and/or assemblies; - checking for conformance to specifications, and; - following oral instructions.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the importance of following the sequence of operations; - application and function of assembly equipment; - safety precautions and operating characteristics of assembly equipment and tools; - application and limitations of different joining techniques; - surface preparation and joining techniques; - assembly tests/checks; - safe handling and storage procedures applicable to components, fabrications and/or assemblies; - effects of inappropriate handling and storage procedures; - hazards and control measures associated with sheet and plate assembly; - use and application of personal protective equipment, and; - safe work practices and procedures for sheet and plate assembly.

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